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Old 05-04-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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vinyl seating surfaces vs cloth

I was wondering if anyone has vinyl/ leather type seating surfaces and wished they had cloth, or vice versa.
pros and cons with each.
I was thinking
pro. vinyl is easy to wipe clean.
con. vinyl gets sticky under the skin
pro. cloth is better to sit on when its hot.
con. cloth might not be as durable.

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Old 05-04-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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We just bought a trailer with fake leather, it's nicer than cheap vinyl, but it's not leather.

We have two young boys and a dog.

Previously had a MH with cloth. Got dirty easy, wore fast, and frankly was kind of ugly. It was a weird no very soft texture.
The fake leather looks nicer, is super easy to clean. Not sure if it will last longer, but in theory it should. Stickiness of it shouldn't be an issue for us. All of our vehicles have leather, and we live in WI. So we generally keep the temp inside below 72*F in summer. Otherwise it's just to warm for us.

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:40 AM   #3
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Let me preface this by saying I hate vinyl and leather, I have paid extra when buying vehicles to have the leather option removed.
The TT I just bought had no option for cloth, only vinyl, after using it for one week I am still convinced I would have been happier with the cloth and I am currently pricing to have everything recovered in cloth/ or similar type material. The cloth just seems so much more inviting for a nap.
It all comes down to personal preference I think.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:53 AM   #4
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Cloth all the way! Vinyl is way too sticky to be comfortable. And it eventually cracks etc...
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:11 AM   #5
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We bought a used travel trailer over the winter and the first thing we did was rip out the cloth sleeper sofa and cloth dinette and replace with two faux leather recliners and a leather futon. I built a cabinet under the futon to raise it up to a regular seat height and to provide lots of storage underneath for extra bed linens and the folding table that we use on the rare occasion that we eat inside the trailer. Wife is a borderline germophobe and couldn't stand the idea of sitting or sleeping on the cloth furniture that others had used. Plus, it was extremely ugly.
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we have a cloth dinette and a leather sofa. i put towels on the seats of the dinette, keeps the seat clean. just sit on the leather couch.

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Old 05-06-2016, 05:25 PM   #7
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Mine is cloth, and I can take the covers off and launder them, (have done it once). I can get them re-upholstered pretty cheap if I choose to. I like the cloth option.

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